*Please note the program below is subject to change.
Thursday, 26 May 2005
15:00-19:00 Registration. Palace Hotel lobby, Eteläranta 10.
19:00-20:30 Mayor’s Reception. City Hall — Old Court House. Aleksanterinkatu 20 (Senate Square).
Friday, 27 May 2005
08:00-10:00 Registration continues. Palace Hotel 10th floor, Eteläranta 10.
08:30 Chapter meeting. Palace Hotel 10th floor Conference Room.
09:30 Lecture. Douglas Gordon, Helsinki Planning Department. “Management of the City Structure —an overview of urban planning and new development projects in Helsinki.” Palace Hotel Conference Room.
10:30 Coffee/tea/pastry. Palace Hotel Conference Room.
11:00 Lecture. Prof. Vilhelm Helander, Helsinki University of Technology. “The Helsinki Architectural Scene 1900-1950.” Palace Hotel Conference Room.
12:00 Working lunch and lecture. (Please pay for your own lunch drinks.) Stefan Cadosch, “The Multilayered Facade of Tomorrow.” Palace Hotel Conference Room.
13:30 Walking tour in groups of 20 (one group will be for “slow walkers”) with professional architectural guides visiting Senate Square and Cathedral (C.L. Engel), Stock Exchange (Lars Sonck) Railway Station (Eliel Saarinen), Sanomat Building (Söderlund and Siikala) Prof. Jan Söderlund, Helsinki University of Technology, will discuss the building design.
Kiasma Museum of Modern Art (Steven Holl).
16:30 Tour in groups (one group will be for “slow walkers”) with professional architectural guides of Finlandia Hall. (Alvar Aalto).
17:00 Lecture. Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa, Helsinki University of Technology. “Internalized Landscape, Geometry and Metaphor.” Chamber Music Hall, Finlandia Hall.
18:00 Chamber music performance. Chamber Music Hall, Finlandia Hall. Trio Tricolor, Emilia Grönqvist, clarinet, Jenny Villanen, flute, Petja Kainulainen, cello: W.A Mozart: Divertimento no. 3; Heino Kaski: Yö meren rannalla (A Night by the Beach); Erkki Melartin: Trio-Menuetto; Jean Sibelius: Melissande
18:30 Lecture, Pekka Hakkarainen and Glen Hughes, “Daylight Design for Piano’s NY Times HQ.” Chamber Music Hall, Finlandia Hall.
19:30 Drinks. Finlandia Hall.
20:00 Dinner. Finlandia Hall. (Please pay for your own dinner drinks.)
Saturday, 28 May 2005
08:15 Board bus in front of Palace Hotel. If you miss the bus, take the metro or a taxi to Ruoholahti High Tech Center (about 20 minutes).
09:00 Tour with professional architectural guides of Ruoholahti Redevelopment, a former industrial dock area. Now housing, office park, Baltic Square commercial development, and Kaapeli Cultural Center in a former cable factory.
10:00 Lecture and building tour. Vesa Peltonen, Managing Director, Evata Architects, “Conception, Design and Construction of Ruoholahti High Tech Center.”
11:30 Lecture and building tour. Koné Headquarters Building (Söderlund and Siikala). Okke Kiviluoto of Söderlund and Siikala and Johannes deJong of Koné.
12:30 Lunch. Koné Headquarters Building.
14:00 Tour by bus and on foot with professional architectural guides of the Helsinki University of Technology buildings at Otaniemi, including Library and Auditoriums (Alvar Aalto).
15:00 Lecture. Vuokko Löksy and Johannes de Jong “People Flow Management: New solutions and their impact on architectural design” in the Alvar Aalto auditorium of the Helsinki University of Technology.
16:00 Tour by bus and on foot with professional architectural guides of Helsinki University of Technology at Otaniemi including Chapel (Keija and Heiki Siren) and Dipoli Student Union (Raili and Reima Pietilae) as well as Tapiola.
17:30 Tour on foot in groups with professional architectural guides of Hvitträsk buildings and grounds, a 1900’s architects and artists community (Eliel Saarinen and others). An architectural gem and milestone.
18:30 Drinks. Hvitträsk.
19:00 Dinner. Hvitträsk. (Please pay for your own dinner drinks.)
23:00 (Latest) return to Palace Hotel by bus.
Sunday, 29 May 2005
08:15 Board bus in front of Palace Hotel. If you miss the bus, take tram number 6 to Arabia center — about 30 minutes. (From Kaisaniemi, stop 1020457, address Kaisaniemenkatu 7 at 08:43 to stop Arabiankatu, stop 1230405, address Arabiankatu at 08:57.)
09:00 Professionally guided tour of outside/inside Rörstrandinpiha housing development at Arabianranta (Kronläf and Vihinen) and other buildings of the Arabianranta development.
10:00 Lecture and building tour. Prof. Pennti Kareoja, Helsinki University of Art and Design and ARK-house. “Views on Finnish Architecture and Color,” Audiovisual School, Arabianrante. Also, tour of Arabia Center redevelopment of glass/ceramics factory, warehouse and grounds into design museum, library, and media college (ARK-house, Tommila Architects, Heikkinen and Komonen).
12:00-13:00 Return to downtown Helsinki by metro from Vuosaari (about 30 minutes) if you need to catch an early plane.
12:00 Professionally guided tour of outside/inside, Vuotalo Cultural Center, Vuosaari (Heikkinen and Komonen) with lecture, Prof. Markku Komonen, Helsinki University of Technology (to be confirmed).
13:00 Tour by bus and on foot with professional architectural guides of outside/inside, The Dockside Apartments, (Gullichsen and Vormala), and other Vuosaari seaside housing.
14:00 Return to Palace Hotel by bus. The bus should arrive at the Palace Hotel no later than 14:30.
End of Conference
(on your own Sunday and Monday for those who have more time):
- Tour of Alvar Aalto exceptional buildings and town planning in southern Finland by bus or rental car, for instance Villa Mairea.
- Ferry to Suomenlinna 18th century island fortress in Helsinki Harbour, fully preserved and restored.
- Talinn, capital of Estonia, 1.5 hour ferry trip to an attractive well preserved medieval town across the Baltic.
Also, there are many more really interesting buildings to see in and around Helsinki, which we won’t have time for on our guided tours. Some are old, some new. For instance, colorful 19thc. wooden houses, Art Nouveau villas, apartments and office buildings, the Eureka Science Center by Heikkinen and Komonen, etc.
Up to 18.5 AIA/CES learning units (LU’s) may be available.
An AIACE conference — sponsored in part by…
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